The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 219 208 205
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 21 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.36% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 11
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Linux Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5646 5888 4979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.09% 95.80% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4809 4890 4300
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Administrator in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Linux Administrator
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South West region.

Linux Administrator Salary Trend in the South West

Linux Administrator
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Administrator across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Linux Administrator Salary Histogram in the South West

Linux Administrator
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +13 6 £51,250 +36.66% 2
Dorset - 5 £42,500 -
Bristol -21 4 £57,500 +35.29% 3
Wiltshire - 2 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 1 £42,500 - 1
Linux Administrator
England

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (58.06%) Puppet
3 32 (51.61%) MySQL
4 31 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 31 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (46.77%) VMware
6 26 (41.94%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (41.94%) Bash Shell
6 26 (41.94%) Apache
7 25 (40.32%) LAMP
8 24 (38.71%) Firewall
8 24 (38.71%) Tomcat
9 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
10 20 (32.26%) CentOS
10 20 (32.26%) Web Services
11 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (29.03%) ITIL
13 16 (25.81%) Shell Script
13 16 (25.81%) DevOps
14 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
14 15 (24.19%) Windows
14 15 (24.19%) Cisco
15 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (20.97%) SQL
16 13 (20.97%) Citrix
17 12 (19.35%) Migration
17 12 (19.35%) IBM
17 12 (19.35%) Fedora
17 12 (19.35%) Ruby
18 11 (17.74%) Degree

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (41.94%) Apache
2 24 (38.71%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.06%) IIS
4 3 (4.84%) nginx
5 2 (3.23%) JBoss
6 1 (1.61%) Confluence
6 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.71%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) SAN
4 4 (6.45%) NAS
5 2 (3.23%) SSH
5 2 (3.23%) VPN
5 2 (3.23%) Broadband
5 2 (3.23%) LAN
5 2 (3.23%) WAN
6 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.61%) VoIP
6 1 (1.61%) SSL
6 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (51.61%) MySQL
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) Infinispan
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
2 9 (14.52%) Selenium
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 10 (16.13%) Games
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.32%) LAMP
2 20 (32.26%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) REST
3 2 (3.23%) Laravel
4 1 (1.61%) HornetQ
4 1 (1.61%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (32.26%) CentOS
4 15 (24.19%) Windows
5 12 (19.35%) Fedora
6 6 (9.68%) UNIX
7 5 (8.06%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.84%) Solaris
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (3.23%) Debian
10 1 (1.61%) VMS
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) ITIL
2 16 (25.81%) DevOps
3 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (19.35%) Migration
5 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
6 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.45%) Low Latency
7 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.23%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.23%) Change Management
10 1 (1.61%) Security Management
10 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.61%) Scrum
10 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.61%) SOA
10 1 (1.61%) Security Testing
10 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis
10 1 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) Bash Shell
2 16 (25.81%) Shell Script
3 13 (20.97%) SQL
4 12 (19.35%) Ruby
5 11 (17.74%) Python
6 3 (4.84%) Perl
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (17.74%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) RHCSA
2 1 (1.61%) CCNA
2 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.61%) RHCE
2 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (17.74%) KVM
3 10 (16.13%) XenApp
4 9 (14.52%) Xen
5 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
6 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.23%) Gluster
7 2 (3.23%) Varnish
8 1 (1.61%) Squid
8 1 (1.61%) Samba
8 1 (1.61%) NFS
8 1 (1.61%) Docker
8 1 (1.61%) RHEV
8 1 (1.61%) oVirt
8 1 (1.61%) GFS2
8 1 (1.61%) iptables
Systems Management
1 36 (58.06%) Puppet
2 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (17.74%) Vagrant
4 5 (8.06%) Capistrano
4 5 (8.06%) Nagios
5 2 (3.23%) Ansible
5 2 (3.23%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.61%) SELinux
6 1 (1.61%) Pingdom
6 1 (1.61%) Graylog
6 1 (1.61%) Check_MK
6 1 (1.61%) Pacemaker
6 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 29 (46.77%) VMware
3 15 (24.19%) Cisco
4 13 (20.97%) Citrix
5 12 (19.35%) IBM
6 10 (16.13%) Google
7 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.06%) Oracle
9 4 (6.45%) Rackspace
10 3 (4.84%) Dell
11 2 (3.23%) EMC
11 2 (3.23%) Sun
11 2 (3.23%) HP
11 2 (3.23%) NetApp
12 1 (1.61%) Nokia
12 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
12 1 (1.61%) Qualys
12 1 (1.61%) Splunk
12 1 (1.61%) Juniper
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